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May 2017 Issue

Blue & Gold Illustrated: America's Foremost Authority on Notre Dame Football

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Page 14 of 63 MAY 2017 15 UNDER THE DOME On March 26, the Notre Dame community mourned the death of longtime Notre Dame football announcer and WNDU sports director Jeff Jeffers. He was 64. Born on Jan. 23, 1953 — the exact same day as former USC quarterback, football commentator and former Trojans athletics director Pat Haden, which they often joked about — the Neosho, Mo., native Jeffers earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Tulsa before embarking on his journey and passion at the University of Notre Dame, where he earned his master's in commu- nications while also working at the campus television station WNDU. During Notre Dame's march to the 1977 national title, Jeffers filled in for sports director Tom Dennin, who was stricken with a health setback, and that would begin his 40-year career with the local news station, which earned him the title "The Dean of Local Sports." Over the decades Jeffers would host the area's first sports talk show as well as the Notre Dame Coach's show, most notably with Lou Holtz from 1986-96. His love of the university and devotion to it earned an honorary monogram from the Notre Dame Monogram Club in 2006 before being inducted into the Indiana Football Hall of Fame in 2008. A stroke in 2010 slowed Jeffers for a time. He returned to the booth later in his career, but succumbed to recent health setbacks. Longtime sportscaster Jeff Jeffers (right) was a mainstay on the Notre Dame sidelines for decades. PHOTO COURTESY NOTRE DAME MEDIA RELATIONS Longtime Notre Dame Announcer Jeff Jeffers Dies At Age 64 Blue & Gold Illustrated • P.O. Box 2331 • Durham, NC 27702 800-421-7751 Notre Dame Pagoda Tent NEW! Items are shipped direct from manufacturer within continental U.S. only. Please allow time for processing and delivery. Returns allowed only in case of damage or mfg error. Please add sales tax in NC (7.5%), IN (7%), MI (6%) • Size: 10' x 10' with 9.25' peak (6' clearance) • Overhang valance gives 100 sq. ft. coverage while 8'x8' footprint fits most parking spots • Solo pop-up technology allows a single person to quickly and eas- ily set up tent in less than a minute! • Durable steel frame has three levels of height adjustment • Water-resistant canopy made of Ultraviolet Protection 50 material • Removable solar panel sits on top to power interior LED lighting system • LED lights last 6-8 hours on a single charge. (Can be charged by solar panel or by USB connection.) • Vented top for air circulation • Screen printed Notre Dame logos • Carry bag with wheels • NOTE: Mesh side panels are optional Item #1553 Pagoda Tent $369.95 + FREE S&H Item #6350 Game Time Chair Up to 275 lbs $39.95 + $9.99 S&H Item #6356 Elite Chair Up to 250 lbs $31.95 + $9.99 S&H Item #6355 Quad Chair Up to 225 lbs $24.95 + $9.99 S&H

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